A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.

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A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. An essay on Criticism

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A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

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Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.

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An honest man is the noblest work of God.

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And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.

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Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. An Essay on Criticism 1711

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Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.

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Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Letter to Gay October 6 1727

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Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true. Essay on Man

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